For Hawking to say M-theory is the theory of everything is scientifically senseless.
Science is open to new observation and modeling. We don’t even know what it is that we don’t know, at any point of progress of scientific knowledge.
Newton had no idea of the dark matter and dark energy. Who is to say we won’t discover some other matter or energy, beyond the dark matter and energy?
STEPHEN, DON'T PUT AN END TO SCIENCE!
As for the total energy being zero, or larger than zero, or less than zero, is irrelevant to the validity of Creation, or God.
Likewise, as for the discovery of other planets and solar systems outside of our own, which helped shape Hawking's belief that the earth and its neighbors were not divinely developed, is irrelevant to the validity of Creation or God. Please see the other blog entry of mine: http://www.internationalinnovativeinstitute.org/drupal/content/stephen-h...
It is beyond science to comment on Creation, which is by God, who is beyond us.
STEPHEN, STOP TELLING WHAT IS REMARKABLE FOR GOD TO DO, OR NOT.